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Castle Biosciences Set to Acquire AltheaDx

In a key deal announced this week, Castle Biosciences signed a definitive agreement to acquire commercial-stage molecular diagnostics company AltheaDx, which specializes in pharmacogenomics testing services focused on mental health. In a statement released April 4,...

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Medicare Patients Can Now Get Free OTC COVID-19 Tests

Medicare patients can now get over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests free of charge, CMS announced on Monday. From now through the end of the public health emergency, individuals with Medicare Part B coverage, including those in Medicare Advantage plans, can get up...

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Labs in Court Weekly Roundup

Of the enforcement actions announced last week involving laboratories and the health care industry, the majority of cases involved urine drug testing. More specifically, three cases relating to urine drug testing involved an illegal kickback scheme as well as...

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Explanatory AI Benefits Doctors Diagnosing Fetal Heart Disease

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) and colleagues have tested AI-enhanced diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease in a clinical setting. Both hospital residents and fellows made more accurate diagnoses when they used a...

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